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Sylvia Tyson

Sylvia Tyson
Photo by Silvia Pecota

For eighteen years, Sylvia Tyson was one half of the internationally renowned folk duo Ian and Sylvia, who shared a manager with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band and Janis Joplin. Their hits included “ Four Strong Winds ,” written by Ian, and (for the group We Five) “ You Were on My Mind ,” written by Sylvia. Sylvia has recorded ten solo albums since the duo split in 1975, and since 2000 has been recording and performing with the group Quartette. She has also had a distinguished radio and television career, both in music and in documentaries. Sylvia Tyson is a member of the Order of Canada and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She lives in Toronto. Joyner's Dream is her first book.

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